Good Shepherd Montessori School

Upper Elementary Community

The River Birch Room

Eileen Mariani, Guide

Master of Science in Education, Indiana University South Bend
Indiana Teaching Certification in Secondary Sciences, Indiana University South Bend
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign
Science Teacher (Grades 7-12) and Planetarium Director (K-12), Triton School Corporation, Bourbon
After-care supervisor and summer program assistant, The Montessori Center, South Bend
AMS Elementary II (9-12) credential, COMET, Columbus, OH
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2006

Matt Kelly, Assistant



On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2016



The Cedar Room

Michael Bogdan, Guide

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Minor in Theology, University of Notre Dame
Marine Systems Engineering, Logistical and Intermodal Transportation, United States Merchant Marine Academy
Staff and Lead Consultant, Improvement Manager, Press Ganey, Associates, South Bend, IN
Youth Minister, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, South Bend, IN
Substitute teacher, Huron Valley School, Ypsilanti, MI
Assistant Counselor, Culver Academy Summer Camps, Culver, IN
Advisor, Midtown Education Foundation, Chicago, IL
AMS Elementary II (9-12) training, Center for Montessori Teacher Education/New York
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2010

Amy Nelson, Assistant

Bachelor of Arts in English, Valparaiso University
Junior High Teaching Assistant, The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes
Program Assistant for Joint Services for Special Education, School City of Mishawaka
Title I Instructional Assistant, South Bend Community School Corporation
Montessori Philosophy Course, IUSB/Montessori Teacher Academy
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2005